Udine

A small town near the Slovenian border, featuring several nice parks, historic buildings, fine churches, and a medieval castle.

Udine is a city and commune in northeastern Italy, between the Adriatic Sea and the Alps. The church dedicated to St. Mary of the Castle is probably the oldest in Udine, judging from extant fragments dating back to the Lombard era. The center of Udine is dominated by the Castle, built by the Venetians from 1517 over a Lombard fortification ruined by an earthquake in 1511. The current Renaissance appearance dates from the intervention of Giovanni da Udine, who finished the works starting from 1547. The castle houses one of the most ancient Parliament Halls of Europe. The archbishop's palace and the Museo Civico have quite important paintings.
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